Whether it's exploring quiet creeks in the island's nature preserves, or plunging into the gin-clear water that encircles it, family fun on Hilton Head is boundless. Try your hand at a new watersport, canter along the beach, or simply stretch out on the sand. Don't forget to:
Twelve miles of Carolinian coastline are lined with sugar soft, golden sand. Backed by beach parks, stores, and restaurants, you can stay and play all day. There's plenty of room for families to coexist with the influx of Spring Breakers, plus amenities like showers and WCs nearby, so you can focus on swimming, beach sports, and lazing on the warm sand.
Hilton Head Spring Break hotels are meccas for watersport fans. Whether your preference is for paddleboarding or kayaking, H2O Sports caters to your every need, providing both coaching and equipment. Try parascending, jet skiing, tubing, or windsurfing on the turquoise water.
Far from the maddening crowd of student zeal, the serene side of the island is home to Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Deer dart silently and wildfowl flutter in this pristine coastal environment. Go birding at Mitchelville Beach, a 4,000-acre marshland preserve, or horseback ride through the eight-mile trail system at the 605-acre Sea Pines Forest Preserve.
From flying your own aircraft to fishing for sharks, Hilton Head Spring Break hotels promise plenty of special experiences. Ogle alligators in their natural habitat, grill your catch on the glittering beaches, or zipline through the trees. South Carolina's ultimate leisure resort guarantees an unforgettable Spring Break. Here are some of the outward bound options open to you:
More than 50 miles of nature trails and pathways wind through the island's attractions, winning Hilton Head the title of most Bicycle Friendly Community in South Carolina. Don't forget that you can also tour the coastline on Zipline Tours at Zipline Hilton Head. Eight different lines allow adventurous visitors to fly through the trees, enjoying the sights of Broad Creek. Get even more air on a plane flight over the island, during which your expert instructor will actually let you take control of the aircraft.
Dolphin, alligator, and wildlife tours depart daily from Hilton Head, letting you come face-to-face with these remarkable creatures. Learn more about them from experienced naturalists and watch them in their native environment. Other tours take you to Daufuskie Island, where pristine beaches glitter alluringly.
An inordinate number of fishing charters present themselves near Hilton Head Spring Break vacation rentals. Shark fishing is the new norm at Hilton Head, but you can also hook sea bass, cobia, and barracuda in the sapphire water. The variety of huge fish waiting to bite your line makes fishing in Hilton Head an adventure.
Hilton Head Island is blessed with sunshine almost year round. On those rare occasions when the weather does turn inclement though, there's plenty of exciting attractions to keep you and your friends highly entertained. Here are the best rainy day hangouts:
Set in 68 acres of historic landscaped gardens, the Coastal Discovery Museum takes you on a tour of the heritage of the Hilton Head area. The heritage-packed property is shaded by some of the oldest trees on the island. Dress up in period costumes (intended for children yet entertaining for all ages), take a peek at the birds' nest camera, and meet baby horseshoe crabs. Should the weather clear you can also enjoy a scavenger hunt through the museum's trails.
Grab a light bite to eat before catching your show at Parlez-Vous Lounge and Cine Cafe. A combination of restaurant and theater, this comfortable yet classy joint is the perfect place to catch the latest blockbuster and treat yourself to your favorite snacks.
Rain or shine, Adventure Cove is the only place you can defeat dragons and out-wizard your friends. The only arcade in town is a great place to socialize, whether it be over a game of miniature golf or an air hockey tournament.